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Current Obituaries

Filomena Ricapito

Filomena Ricapito, a long-time resident of New Rochelle, passed away peacefully on January 6, 2022 with her daughter, Silvana at her side. She was 92 and predeceased by her husband Angelo and brother Paul Cervone (Anne Marie). Filomena is survived by her loving children, Silvana Ricapito (Wayne) and Aldo Ricapito, sister Dea Di Tomasso (Gianni), brother Dr. Anthony Cervone (Nancy), grandsons Joseph Nardozzi (Alyson) and Robert Ricapito, step granddaughters Emily and Sophey Dewell, and great grandchildren Carys, Michael, Joseph, Ava, and Stefani Nardozzi and Violet O’Hearn.

Filomena was born in Giovinazzo, Bari, Italy to Elena Palmiotto and Vito Antonio Cervone. She emigrated to the US in 1950 where she lived with relatives in Brooklyn and worked in Manhattan in the garment industry. There she met her husband Angelo and settled in New Rochelle.

Filomena was an ebullient and outgoing person who loved meeting people and bowling with the Blessed Sacrament bowling league. She enjoyed traveling to her hometown and to Florida to visit family. She was an excellent hostess and loved entertaining family over the holidays. She was an amazing and unselfish mother, always caring for her children before herself.

Filomena was adored by all who knew her and will be dearly missed.

A memorial mass will be announced at a later date.

Angela M. Schena

Angela M. Schena

Angela M “Tid” Schena, 91, a lifelong resident of New Rochelle passed away peacefully on Friday, January 14. Angela was born to the late Joseph & Rafaela (Lulu) DeRosa on February 27, 1930. She was the loving wife of the late Joseph Schena and dear mother of John, Andrea, Stephanie & Kenneth Schena, and sister to the late Rita Colangelo.
Angela had many nieces and nephews all of whom loved “Aunt Tid”. She loved Frank Sinatra and enjoyed watching golf, especially Arnold Palmer, and was a devoted Yankee fan.
Angela also enjoyed spending time with her many friends and family and will be missed by all who loved her.
Visiting hours will be on Tuesday, January 18, from 4-8 pm. A mass of Christian burial will be held on at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 75 Lispenard Ave., New Rochelle, NY on Wednesday January 19 at 10:30. Interment at Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye NY to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Angela Schena to Brian’s Foundation of Hope, PO Box 195H Scarsdale, NY 10538 ( or to the charity of your choice.

Antonietta Ruta

Antonietta Ruta

Antonietta Ruta passed away peacefully in her home of nearly 40 years in New Rochelle, NY on January 15, 2022, at the age of 71. She was born March 7, 1950 in Caserta, Italy to Pasqualina and Francesco Funaro. Antonietta met her love Silvio Ruta at a café in Switzerland. They were married in September 1966 in Italy before venturing to America where they would start their family. She was preceded in death by her husband and siblings Silvio, Rosetta and Angelina.

Antonietta was a loving wife and cherished friend. A dedicated mother first and foremost, she treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She loved to love on people. Her hands were rarely still as she shared her love with foods like her delicious Sunday sauce, delectable Christmas cookies and so much more.

For many years Antonietta served as Chef at the Holy Name Convent. It suited her servant heart. Her life was a living example of the Bible verse, Ephesians 4:32- “And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgive one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.”

Antonietta is survived by her son Dominick Ruta (Carol) and daughters Luisa Ravitch (Jason) and Angela Ruta (Lonnie); grandchildren Alissa and Anthony Ravitch (Luisa) and Vincent Coleman (Angela); her brother-in-law and wife Frank and Susan Ruta and their sons Frank Ruta (Carolyn) and Michael Ruta. All of these she loved and touched deeply.

Please join us in celebration of her precious life on Thursday, January 20, 2022, between 4pm-8pm at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beachamp Chapel, 16 Shea Place, New Rochelle, NY 10801; Funeral on Friday, January 21, 2022 at 10:30am at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 70 Petersville Road, New Rochelle, NY 10801; Entombment to follow to St. Mary’s Cemetery in Rye, NY.

Barbara Perrin

Barbara Perrin

Barbara Perrin was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She passed away on January 13th in New Rochelle, NY.

She was born to Edmund and Lilian Cederlund on December 8th, 1962 in Chatou, France.

She is survived by her husband Patrick, her daughters Audrey, Charlène, Estelle, and her grandchildren Ayden and Amélia.

A visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, January 19th, from 5 pm to 8 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks to make a donation of your choosing under her name and to please share it with them.

Carol A. Gallello

Carol A. Gallello

Carol “Mema” Gallello was born on November 14, 1938, to Charles and Mary Carino in New Rochelle, New York. She attended Washington Elementary School, Issac Young, and graduated from New Rochelle High School in 1956.

Carol was the kindest, most loving person you would ever care to meet. No matter the circumstance, Carol always had a positive outlook and wore a smile on her face. Carol married the love of her life, Babe Gallello, on October 18th, 1959 at St. Gabriel’s Church in New Rochelle. Together, they raised three children: Louis Gallello, Lisa Gallello-Sadak, and Charles Gallello.

Carol had several jobs throughout her life, but her most treasured task was taking care of her children and later, grandchildren. Nicholas and Robert Sadak became the center of her entire life.

Carol is survived by her three children, Louis Gallello, Lisa Sadak, and Charles Gallello, son-in-law Bill Sadak, who was more like a son, two grandsons Nicholas and Robert Sadak, brother Thomas Carino, who was always there for her, sister-in-law Caryl, who was more like her sister, her favorite niece and nephew, Thomas and his wife Kathleen Carino, and their three children Matthew, Christopher and Thomas, amongst many other nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her husband Babe Gallello, sister Kathleen Mercogliano, brother Charles Carino, and parents Charles and Mary Carino.

Private Visiting
Mass Thursday Blessed Sacrament Church 10:30am
Interment Private

Jessie Mae Fant

Jessie M. Fant, 93 of New Rochelle passed away on January 13, 2022.
A Visitation will be held on Tuesday 5pm-8pm at Lloyd Maxcy & Son’s Beauchamp chapel, Inc.
Interment will be private.

Richard Vincent Gotti

Richard Vincent Gotti

Richard Vincent Gotti passed away on January 4th, at the Veterans Home in Montrose NY. He was 93.
Born to Anna T. (McNamara) and Vincent F. Gotti on July 8, 1928 in New Rochelle, NY, he was the 2nd of 4 children. He attended Blessed Sacrament High School and worked as a Graphic Artist before joining the army in WWII, and later would serve again during the Korean War.
He married Elinor Rathyen in 1953, and moved to Dumont NJ, where he spent his adult life.
He retired from a career with Verizon and spent much of his retirement traveling, playing golf and exploring his talents in the visual arts. Later in life he met and fell in love with his long-time partner Diane Krakower. It was with Diane, and her family, that he lived life to its fullest.
He is predeceased by his parents, wife, and siblings: Joan (Joseph Kelly), Suzanne (William Asjes), and Helen (Frank Fodero).
He is survived by his partner Diane Krakower, her children and granddaughter—whom he loved as his own, and his many nieces and nephews in NY, Georgia, and Missouri.
He was an example to all who know life is to be lived to the fullest, and was so very grateful to all those who brought him immense joy this past holiday season, with over 600 Christmas cards and a Motorcycle Drive-by provided by the local chapters of Harley Davidson HOG from New Rochelle and the Hudson Valley, as well as the Westchester County Police Motorcycle Unit, Croton Fire Dept and Buchanan Police Dept.
He hoped to be able to thank each and every one of you.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, January 18, at 11:00 a.m.-12:00pm at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel, New Rochelle, NY.

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